Thank you all for your valued replies,
MHC Iím certainly no expert on what cables should or shouldnít be used for the application I may need it for.
When I said it may affect the signal strength, itís only something Iíd read, so thought it best to come this forum and find out.
I donít do gaming of any sort so as you said I doubt I will be able to tell the difference, so thank you for telling that itís one thing less for me to bother about
The set up I have at present is, my computer tower is wired to the hub and likewise for my printer so I certainly wouldnít want to run those cables all the way from the router (hub) in the hallway to my study upstairs at the back of the house and I donít want to connect them wirelessly.
Now promise you wonít laugh; my wife has got an old laptop which she sometimes uses to connect to the internet and as Iím hopeless when it comes to computers I got my son to set it up wirelessly for me.
What can I say, it kept dropping out and I had to keep asking him to set it up again and again but it still kept dropping out, in the end he said it needed a booster in the room where the laptop was.
We put a booster in, ok it worked for a while but then it started dropping out again.
By this time Iíd had enough so I went on e-bay and rightly or wrongly bought some cat 6a cable complete with the connectors on each end, stuck one end into the hub and ran under the floor to downstairs connected it to the laptop and bingo it doesnít drop out any more.
As you can see the laptop, tower and printer are all hard wired to the hub, thatís why I donít want it in the hallway
If you read my reply to Richarddawso youíll know youíve blown me away, ADSLx, FTTC, FTTP, VOIP.
Iíd have to scan the internet in the hope I can find out what you are talking about, can you run that by me again please only imagine your talking to someone that hasnít a clue what all these type cables are, as I said to Richard I bought cat 6a cable for the laptop, it was just a complete gamble if it was the correct cable but it seems to have worked.
Again, this is only what Iíve read; but I understand there are shielded cables out there to buy which can help prevent electro magnetic currents from affecting broadband cables.
The master plan was to run a telephone cable and an ethernet cable from the master point in the hallway under the upstairs floor back to the study where the hub and telephone is.
Iím only putting the cables in place should I need to change providers.
At present the setup provided by Virgin is; I have is a telephone point in the lounge together with its base and another phone in the study which connects wirelessly to the one in the lounge, donít ask me how it just does.
There is also a Virgin connector for my broadband again in the lounge all these cables come into the house underground, optic fibre I believe.
Ok back to the broadband cable in the lounge there is a plate on the wall and the nearest I can describe it is, itís like looking at a TV coaxial outlet the data cable or ethernet cable screws into it from there it is buried into the wall up to the ceiling where it travels under the floor into the study at the back of the house and terminates at another plate on the wall much like the one in the lounge.
There is a cable which screws into this plate and the other end screws into the hub and this is what I am using to communicate with you guys.
So, in a nutshell what cables do you fellas think will be ok for my needs, that is for my telephone and also for my broadband??
If I use shielded ones for the computer side of things should I buy it with connectors already fitted to each end I donít want some engineer sometime in the future saying I canít fit connectors to that cable mate??
What sort of cable will I need for the telephone??
Do I buy the phone cable again with connectors already fitted??
What are the connectors called, only so I donít go and buy the wrong thing???
Thank you once again fellas for your time and help